Health Without Barriers
European Federation for Prison Health
The French Association of Health Professionals Exercising in Prison (APSEP) was founded in 1997 in the framework of the 1st National Congress of UCSA organized in Nantes, following the creation of the Consulting and Ambulatory Care Units UCSA (18 January 1994 Law). The APSEP association aims to ensure and promote, among prison health personnel, information exchange, reflections on problems related with their day-to-day work and lifelong learning and training activities.
Involved in several working groups organized by the Ministry of Health and Justice, the APSEP carries out and promotes many public auditions at the Ministry of Health, at the Chancellery Office of the French National Assembly President, at the Senate and at the National Council of Ethics, concerning health in prison and related issues. The Association, keen and active on lifelong learning and education, established in 2008 the University Decree on "Public Health in Prison Life".